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Definition of elegy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

elegy

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈelədʒi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈelədʒi//
 
(pl. elegies) Poetry
 
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a poem or song that expresses sadness, especially for somebody who has died See related entries: Poetry Word Origin early 16th cent.: from French élégie, or via Latin, from Greek elegeia, from elegos ‘mournful poem’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: elegy